YogaPortraitheadshotBeCause Yoga is the project of San Antonio-based yoga instructor, Lesley Nicole Ramsey—me!

BeCause Yoga is a Texas-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to promote and provide wellness programs including yoga, somatic experiencing, meditation and other embodied practices for individual wellbeing and collective empowerment.

I spent the first two decades of my professional life as a progressive organizer, rabble rouser, coalition builder and facilitator, advocate, and lobbyist. After an accomplished career in fighting mode, I took a break. I moved to San Antonio for love. I did some grieving I had been “too busy” to do before. And, after 20 years of study and practice, I became a full time yoga teacher.

BeCause Yoga integrates my commitment social justice with a desire to bring the healing tools of yoga to front line change makers, to help them prevent burnout and compassion fatigue, and keep their communities and movements whole and thriving.